ACADEMICS

  • Natural Science Courses

    NS 120 Integrated Natural Science I
    LASC – Natural Systems and Processes (Laboratory Course)
    Introduction to the scientific method, physical, biological and earth science related to evolution/genetics and energy.
    Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week.
    Offered every year. 4 credits.

    NS 150 Environmental Science

    LASC – Natural Systems and Processes
    Interdisciplinary scientific study of human impacts on natural systems. Introduction to fundamental concepts and
    tools of environmental impact analysis.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    NS 193 Special Topics in Natural Science for First-Year Students
    All "193" courses are approved for LASC but may vary by section. See current course listing for specific LASC area approval.
    Introductory level course covering topics of special interest to first-year students. Offered only as a First-Year Seminar.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    NS 199 Special Topics in Natural Science
    Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor
    Lecture or laboratory course in selected areas of natural science presented by departmental instructor. Topics will be announced in advance.
    1-6 credits.

    NS 201 Science and Society
    Science examined in an historical and social context; the impact of science on man’s interpretation of the natural
    world. For non-science majors.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    NS 400 Natural Science Seminar
    Prerequisite: Senior Natural Science major and permission of the instructor.
    A capstone course. Independent projects include studying scientific literature, summarizing peer-reviewed articles,
    preparing science lessons with experiments, preparing resumes.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    NS 410 Independent Study in Natural Science
    Prerequisite: Consent of department
    Opportunity for advanced students to pursue a topic of special interest involving extensive reading, experimentation,
    and research.
    Offered every year. 1-6 credits.

    NS 412 Special Topics in Natural Science
    Prerequisite: Consent of department
    Intended for the undergraduate who wishes to undertake study of selected topics in Natural Science of mutual
    interest to student and faculty.
    1-6 credits.